NFL Fines 3 Cowboys The Dallas Cowboys continue to be newsmakers when it comes to roster-building. Updated by the minute, our Dallas Cowboys 2021 NFL Transaction Tracker: News and views on the roster-building effort.
OCT 23: NOT FINE A trio of Cowboys players paid for last week’s OT win at New England, including cornerback Trevon Diggs ($7,981 for unnecessary roughness for hitting a Patriots player in the facemask), ruffian guard Connor Williams ($16,394 for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty) and most hilariously, receiver CeeDee Lamb. Who waved goodbye to Patriots cornerback Jalen Mills (and hooting fans, we believe) following his walk-off touchdown catch in the 35-29 OT win.
What is costing him $10,300 for unsportsmanlike conduct? This …
Ultimately? Worth it.
OCT 21: KNIGHT EXPLAINS There are those here inside The Star who believe young tough guy offensive lineman Brandon Knight has a future in the NFL, but Dallas – which him on Saturday to facilitate other moves – will not able to bring him back to the practice squad, as on Monday the Ravens were awarded Knight on waivers, adding him to their 53-man roster.
One problem: The week began with Knight “refusing to report” to Baltimore.
And now Knight has explained, writing on social media:
“First and foremost, I want to thank the Baltimore ravens for allowing me another opportunity to play the game I’ve always loved. As of now I’ve decided to take a break from football to address my mental health.
“Although it was a difficult decision, it was a necessary one to be back home with my family. I look forward to returning next season.”
The Kansas City Chiefs were among Mercilus’ suitors, according to sources. The Cowboys, as we reported this week, were not a bidder.
OCT 19 FB CUT A source tells us on Tuesday that the Cowboys have cut fullback Nick Ralston, the rookie from Argyle, Texas, presumably for a roster spot to use on tackle La’el Collins.
Ralston could boomerang back to Dallas practice squad.
OCT 18: KNIGHT CLAIMED There are those here inside The Star who believe young tough guy offensive lineman Brandon Knight has a future in the NFL, but Dallas. Which waived him on Saturday to facilitate other moves. Will not be able to bring him back to the practice squad, as on Monday the Ravens were awarded Knight on waivers, adding him to their 53-man roster.
OCT 15: NFC EAST TRADE! Per Adam Schefter and ESPN. The Philadelphia Eagles are sending three-time Pro Bowl TE Zach Ertz to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for CB Tay Gowan and a 2022 5th-round pick.
OCT 13 BOSSMAN BACK?
By designating both players to return, the Cowboys can activate them at any time during that 21-day period.
Joseph, a second-round draft pick, injured his groin late in preseason. A healthy Joseph – aka “Bossman Fat,” his musical alter ego, could eventually figure in Dallas secondary rotation.
Who must sign to the 53-man to allow another call-up.
OCT 11: RICH IN Rich Bisaccia will serve as interim coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, effective immediately, the team announcing the elevation of the former Cowboys assistant in the wake of Jon Gruden’s resignation amid scandal.
Leading to a $10 million and owner Dan Snyder stepping away from day-to-day operations of the franchise earlier this year.
Some of the emails were sent by Gruden while he was employed at ESPN as an analyst, and were reportedly sent to former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen, among others NFL Fines 3 Cowboys.
Additionally, according to the Times, “Gruden exchanged emails with Allen and other men that included photos of women wearing only bikini bottoms. Including one photo of two Washington team cheerleaders.”
Frazier is a former Cowboys sixth-round draft pick from Central Michigan. The 6-foot, 217-pounder has also played for the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals. He has 73 career tackles and one forced fumble.
The Texans are also working out defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour and defensive backs Luther Kirk, Chris Milton and Josh Jones.
Jones (6-2, 220 pounds) is a former Green Bay Packers second-round draft pick from North Carolina State. He has 128 career tackles and one interception. He has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys.
Kirk (6-2, 195) is a former Cowboys undrafted free agent from Illinois State.
Milton (5-11, 190) is a former Indianapolis Colts undrafted free agent from Georgia Tech who has also played for the New York Giants and Cowboys and has 35 career tackles.
Dwumfour is a former New York Jets undrafted free agent from Rutgers.
Elliott finished with 20 carries for 143 yards and one touchdown in the Cowboys win.
OCT 6 NEAL IN As expected (but still helpful): The Cowboys on Wednesday have officially activated linebacker Keanu Neal, along with defensive end Bradlee Anae, from the COVID list.
Meanwhile, receiver Amari Cooper (hamstring) spend most of the media-open portion of the Wednesday workout with trainers.
An NFL source tells CowboysSI.com that Dallas this week attempted to trade Smith.
He dropped in the draft due to a devastating injury, but draft by the Cowboys at pick No. 34 and his rehab became a major success story.
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But Smith has experienced ups and downs as a player, and with the newfound depth now available at the position driven by top rookie Jaylon Smith is now out.
SEPT 25: NEAL OUT Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said on Saturday that linebacker Keanu Neal has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Cowboys have sustained an assortment of losses in the D-line room already this season. As they prepare for their Monday night matchup with the visiting Eagles, they will also be without defensive end. DeMarcus Lawrence and Dorance Armstrong, as well as defensive tackles Carlos Watkins, Neville Gallimore and Trysten Hill.
Randy Gregory has come off the COVID list and is practicing. The team is hoping linebacker Keanu Neal can do the same.
SEPT 22: NEAL TO COVID The Cowboys on Wednesday are moving Keanu Neal to the COVID list, a source tells CowboysSI.com. Mark it down as yet another reason Dallas isn’t trading any of its depth at linebacker.
Neal, a former Falcons safety, has emerged as a key Nickel defender. Meaning a starting defender – in coordinator Dan Quinn’s attack. Quinn, who coached Neal as a safety last year in Atlanta. The free-agency signing of Neal, a converted first-round safety.